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work of Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. Yet the Three Mormon Towns project is that —and more. Two confident veteran photographers in 1954 went in, captured remarkable images, crafted a story for Life, roiled the rural Mormon residents.... —Paul Starrs, author of Let the Cowboy Ride: Cattle Ranching in the American West

Henry Bowler Haying, “Hard Work Ain’t Easy,” 1953. © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of Paul S. Taylor.

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In a Rugged Land

Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the Three Mormon Towns Collaboration, 1953–1954 James R. Swensen

An in-depth exploration of nearly forgotten work by two of the twentieth century’s most important photographers



lthough photographers Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams were contemporaries and longtime friends, most of their work portrays contrasting subject matter. Lange’s artistic photodocumentation set a new aesthetic standard for social commentary; Adams revealed nature’s wonders with an unfailing eye and preeminent technical skill. That they joined together to photograph Mormons in Utah in the early 1950s for Life magazine may come as a surprise. In a Rugged Land examines the history and content of the two photographers’ forgotten collaboration, Three Mormon Towns. Looking at Adams’s and Lange’s photographs, extant letters, and personal memories, In a Rugged Land provides a window into an important moment in their careers and seeks to understand why a project that once held such promise ended in disillusionment and is little more than a footnote in their illustrative biographies. Swensen’s in-depth research and interpretation helps make sense of what they did and places them alongside others who were also exploring the particular qualities of the Mormon village at that time.

James R. Swensen is associate professor of art history and the history of photography at Brigham Young University. He is the author of Picturing Migrants: The Grapes of Wrath and New Deal Documentary Photography.

Saints Observed Studies of Mormon Village Life, 1850–2005

Howard M. Bahr eBook 978-1-60781-321-7 Hardcover 978-1-60781-320-0 $37.95

Four Classic Mormon Village Studies Edited by Howard M. Bahr eBook 978-1-60781-323-1 Hardcover 978-1-60781-322-4 $30.00s

“High-echelon photojournalism isn’t what’s thought of in the work of Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. Yet the Three Mormon Towns project is that — and more. Two confident veteran photographers in 1954 went in, captured remarkable images, crafted a story for Life, roiled the rural Mormon residents who opened their doors, and stirred a hornet’s nest that affected the later work of each artist. James Swensen’s study is a wondrous testament to the sometimes fearsome consequence of fieldwork and the costs of collaboration.” —Paul Starrs, author of Let the Cowboy Ride: Cattle Ranching in the American West

“Although this collaborative project is not well known today, it illuminates a pivotal era in the history of rural Utah and Mormonism and showcases the immense talent of Adams and Lange. Three Mormon Towns deserves to be remembered and commemorated. Thanks to this book it will be.” —Brian Q. Cannon, coauthor of The Awkward State of Utah

June 2018  432 pp., 9 x 10   227 illustrations  eBook 978-1-60781-629-4  Paper 978-1-60781-628-7  $34.95



Decolonizing Mormonism




Approaching a Postcolonial Zion

Edited by Gina Colvin and Joanna Brooks

Race, colonialism, and the American-born, global religious movement called Mormonism


his volume seeks nothing less than to shift the focus of Mormon studies. As a social institution, Mormonism is shaped around cultural notions, systems, and ideas that have currency in the United States but make less sense in an avowedly international context. With Salt Lake City prescribing programs, policies, curricula, leadership, and edicts for the church’s international regions, there is a resulting cost paid by those at the church’s peripheries. Decolonizing Mormonism brings together the work of fifteen scholars from around the globe who critically reflect on global Mormon experiences and AmericanMormon cultural imperialism. Indigenous, minority, and Global South Mormons ask in unison: What is the relationship between Mormonism and imperialism and where must the Mormon movement go in order to achieve its long-cherished dream of equality for all in "Zion"? Their stories are both heartbreaking and heartening and provide a rich resource for thinking about the future of Mormon missiology and the possibilities inherent in the work of Mormon contextual theology.


Gina Colvin is a New Zealand indigenous scholar and traces her ancestry from both the Ngā Puhi and Ngāti Porou tribes. Her popular blog Kiwimormon is hosted by Patheos. Joanna Brooks is professor of English and comparative literature at San Diego State University. She is the author or editor of nine books.

Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century Edited by Patrick Q. Mason Paper 978-1-60781-475-7 $29.00s

Women and Mormonism Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Edited by Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman Paper 978-1-60781-477-1 $34.95

“This groundbreaking work features voices and perspectives that have been marginalized, silenced, and ignored for too long. It brings diverse scholars together in a powerful dialogue, one that seeks to change and connect human beings who have persevered in a world marred by processes of colonialism.” —Farina Noelani King, Northeastern State University

“Decolonizing Mormonism is a timely and necessary analysis of the moral priorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The urgency in these essays address issues of power associated with racism, colonization, heteropatriarchy, and capitalism. The collection is more than a dialogue among coreligionists, these conversations are essential in a time of growing global inequality.” —Hokulani Aikau, author of A Chosen People, A Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i

May 2018  360 pp., 6 x 9   eBook 978-1-60781-609-6  Paper 978-1-60781-608-9 $24.95


The Biology of Three American Tragedies Donald K. Grayson

How biology influenced the survival of emigrants facing cold and starvation on the western trail



uring the winter of 1846–1847, members of the Donner Party found themselves stuck in the snows of the Sierra Nevada on their journey to California, losing many in their group to severe cold and starvation. Those who survived did so by cannibalizing their dead comrades. Today the Donner Party may be the most famous of American overland emigrant groups, but it was not the only one to face extreme conditions. Ten years after the Donner Party, two groups sponsored by the Mormon Church, the Willie and Martin handcart companies, ran into similar difficulties. Caught in early winter storms in Wyoming, 200 members of those two companies died along the trail. The plights of these emigrant groups have been addressed by different historians in different ways; this book is the first to examine the tragedies in terms of biology. Grayson shows that who lived and who died can largely be explained by age, sex, and family ties, exploring the implications of human biology in situations marked by extremem cold and famine. His results are surprising and not always intuitive as he investigates who survived these life-threatening situations. Donald K. Grayson is professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Quaternary Research Center at the University of Washington.

Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats Archaeology of the Ice Age Great Basin

Donald K. Grayson eBook 978-1-60781-470-2 Paper 978-1-60781-469-6 $24.95

Supplying Custer The Powder River Supply Depot, 1876

Gerald R. Clark eBook 978-1-60781-356-9 Paper 978-1-60781-355-2 $24.95

“Noted anthropologist Donald K. Grayson writes with wit, confidence, and authority. His landmark study examines how men and women on the overland trail responded to disasters involving freezing and starvation. He asks the right questions—often ones no one has asked before.” —Will Bagley, author of So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing Trails to Oregon and California

“Recitation of mortality figures by age and sex is not typically gripping reading, but Grayson bridges that sterile ground with engaging background, data analysis, and interesting—sometimes compelling— inferences. His writing linking the similarities and points of difference between these survival cases makes for engaging reading.” —Dennis H. O’Rourke, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of Kansas

April 2018  288 pp., 6 x 9   36 illustrations, 7 maps  eBook 978-1-60781-602-7  Paper 978-1-60781-601-0 $29.95


Sex and Death on the Western Emigrant Trail




Back Cast

Fly-fishing and Other Such Matters Jeff Metcalf

The solace and rejuvenation found in fishing, community, and immersion in nature



storyteller and avid fly fisherman, Jeff Metcalf is, for compelling personal reasons, an enhanced observer of the human condition who often finds himself in the streams of the American West. But not only rivers run through his essays, cancer does too, along with camaraderie, adventures, reveling in nature and outdoor devotions, and the sheer bliss of focused engagement with the fish and the cast. Metcalf’s keenly observed companions are river guides, small-town locals, academics, and other city folk, who all run to the river for solace and joy. These essays are much more than fish stories; they reveal the community and communion of fishing and the strong bonds of place nurtured by a shared passion. Whether they recall carousing and tale-swapping with friends or excellence found in meeting the challenge of the cast, Metcalf’s words, sometimes roiling and turbulent, sometimes calm and reflective, like a western river, vividly convey the pull of the steelhead and the fight for survival. Nonfishers also will be drawn in by Metcalf’s sharp-eyed, open, and honest look at life. “These waters have been my home and I fish them more than most. In truth, these rivers have saved my life on more than a few occasions. I seek refuge in the quiet solitude of rivers and in dark hours of my life and this particular year, I needed desperately to be fly-fishing.”—from the book

Jeff Metcalf is professor of English at the University of Utah and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Requiem for the Living A Memoir

Jeff Metcalf eBook 978-1-60781-387-3 Paper 978-1-60781-386-6 $21.95

Immortal for Quite Some Time Scott Abbott eBook 978-1-60781-515-0 Paper 978-1-60781-514-3 $24.95

“This collection of essays is ostensibly about fly-fishing, but like the best writing in this genre it resonates far more broadly. The narrator comes to the river while dealing with major questions about his health [cancer]. The wry humor and evocative writing are set in contrapuntal fashion against reminders to live fully in the moment.” —James Barilla, author of West with the Rise: Fly Fishing across America

“These essays and sketches are wonderful. This collection is significant because it introduces the reader not only to fly-fishing fanatics, such as the author, but also to the Mountain West fly-fishing culture of which they are a part.” —Tim R. Bywater, co-author with Linda Olson of A Guide to Exploring Grand Teton National Park

April 2018  176 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 1/2   eBook 978-1-60781-613-3  Paper 978-1-60781-612-6 $19.95


Jana Richman

Personal essays that explore the intertwining of inner and outer landscapes



oving through the settings of her life—red rock canyons, aspen forests, mountains, and cities—Jana Richman probes her internal landscape to ask how we can find stillness in our world. In essays both personal and profoundly universal, Richman eschews quick and easy answers for quiet reflections on questions: In a culture demanding that every voice be heard, how do we make sense of the resulting roar? What if we all sat in stillness for a while? In these wide-ranging personal essays, Richman travels exterior and interior terrain through fear, kindness, ignorance, darkness, wildness, compassion, solitude, loneliness, and more—always asking how external geography informs our internal landscapes. From the monsoonal rains in the carved slot canyons of the Escalante to the eroticism of dirt on skin in a remote slice of the Grand Canyon; from the defiance of academic authority to the curled, arthritic fingers of her mother and grandmothers, Richman burrows into the realities that make us human and fallible and blessed. Inspired by such masters of the personal essay as E.B. White and M.F.K. Fisher, Richman adds a unique, deeply intimate, and often humorous voice of reflection on human experience. Time with these genuine, inclusive pieces is time well spent. Jana Richman is the author of a memoir and two novels. Born and raised in Utah’s west desert, she currently lives in Escalante, Utah, where foot travel is her preferred method of commuting and exploring.

Ordinary Trauma A Memoir

Jennifer Sinor eBook 978-1-60781-538-9 Paper 978-1-60781-537-2 $19.95

What That Pig Said to Jesus On the Uneasy Permanence of Immigrant Life

Philip Garrison eBook 978-1-60781-550-1 Paper 978-1-60781-549-5 $17.95

“Effortless prose that pulls the reader forward with engaging turns of phrase on almost every page, often with a smiling sense of humor. This book is a real pleasure to read.” —Thomas L. Fleischner, author of Singing Stone

“Imagine a 21st-century Desert Solitaire written by a woman. By a sixth-generation Mormon. By a writer who feels just as solitary as Edward Abbey but who also is fully embedded in emotional partnership with her husband. In essays keen with intelligence, raw with self-revelation, and lush with close and true observation of her home landscape, Jana Richman explores ‘the life I want to live versus the life I’m supposed to live.’” —Stephen Trimble, author of Bargaining for Eden and editor of Red Rock Stories

June 2018  104 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 1/2   eBook 978-1-60781-627-0  Paper 978-1-60781-626-3 $15.95


Finding Stillness in a Noisy World




Conscience and Community Sterling M. McMurrin, Obert C. Tanner, and Lowell L. Bennion

Edited by Robert Alan Goldberg, L. Jackson Newell, and Linda King Newell

The intellectual and ethical legacies of three twentieth-century Mormon scholars and friends



owell Bennion, Sterling McMurrin, and Obert Tanner were colleagues whose lives often intertwined. All were professors at the University of Utah, scholars who addressed issues and events of their time, influenced the thought and culture of Mormonism, and helped to institute a period of intellectual and social activism. In Conscience and Community multiple scholars, family members, and colleagues look at the private and public aspects of these three lives and examine the roles they played in shaping their communities. Lowell Bennion was founding director of the LDS Institute of Religion and professor of sociology at the University of Utah. He established multiple community service entities. Sterling McMurrin was distinguished professor of philosophy and history, dean of the graduate school, and former commissioner of education under JFK. Obert Tanner, also of the university’s Philosophy Department, excelled in teaching and business and became especially well known for philanthropy. The lives and work of these three men reveal the tensions between faith and reason, conscience and obedience.

Robert Alan Goldberg is professor of history and director of the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah. L. Jackson Newell has been a professor at the University of Utah since 1974, but took leave to serve as president of Deep Springs College from 1995 to 2004.

Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History Gregory Prince eBook 978-1-60781-480-1 Hardcover 978-1-60781-479-5 $39.95

The Electric Edge of Academe The Saga of Lucien L. Nunn and Deep Springs College

L. Jackson Newell Hardcover 978-1-60781-406-1 $39.95

Linda King Newell is a writer, editor and independent historian. She is a past president of the Mormon History Association.

“In the mid-twentieth century as the LDS Church slid into increasing xenophobia and anti-intellectualism, Sterling McMurrin, Obert Tanner, and Lowell Bennion raised underappreciated but eloquent voices. With robust liberalism, tough integrity, and loyalty to principle, they steadfastly called Mormonism back to its best self. These sparkling and insightful essays come at the right moment.” —Lavina Fielding Anderson, coeditor, Voices for Equality: Ordain Women and Resurgent Mormon Feminism

March 2018  288 pp., 6 x 9   14 illustrations  eBook 978-1-60781-605-8  Paper 978-1-60781-604-1 $25.00s


A Five-Hundred-Year Journey of Discovery Richard V. Francaviglia

A geographical, historical, and personal exploration of the world’s driest desert


idely regarded as the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert of Chile is a place steeped in intrigue and haunted by collective memories. This book, based on archival research and the author’s travels, brings together the works of geographers, historians, anthropologists, botanists, geologists, astronomers, novelists, and others to offer a nuanced understanding of this complex desert landscape. Beginning with the indigenous Atacameño peoples at the southern edge of the Incan empire, the volume moves through five hundred years of history, sharing accounts written by visitors from around the world, pirates, scientists, explorers, and entrepreneurs among them. In addition to the rich narratives, the book features 115 images—historical maps, photographs, and natural history illustrations, most in full color—to tell a more complete and compelling story. The Atacama's austere landscape hides many secrets. Imaging the Atacama Desert reveals many of them.


Richard Francaviglia is professor emeritus of history and geography at the University of Texas at Arlington. His books include The Mapmakers of New Zion: A Cartographic History of Mormonism and Believing in Place: A Spiritual Geography of the Great Basin. He lives in Salem, Oregon, where he is an associate scholar at Willamette University.

“The importance of the book is found in its approach. Others have traced the evolution of regions using maps, but to link that with the change in how a region is defined, both in terms of its physical extent and its ‘meaning,’ is far less common.”

The Mapmakers of New Zion A Cartographic History of Mormonism

Richard Francaviglia eBook 978-1-60781-409-2 Hardcover 978-1-60781-408-5 $34.95

Desert Water The Future of Utah's Water Resources

Hal Crimmel

—Paul G. Marr, professor, Department of Geography and Earth Science, Shippensburg University

“What stands out about the book is the way it brings together disparate ways of knowing about the Atacama Desert. There is no other broad overview of the Atacama in English or Spanish that I know of. The details and breadth of references reflect a lifetime of scholarship and study.” —William Culver, professor emeritus, Latin American Studies Department, SUNY Plattsburgh

eBook 978-1-60781-373-6 Paper 978-0-87480-444-7 $21.95

May 2018  336 pp., 7 x 10  115 color illustrations  eBook 978-1-60781-611-9  Hardcover 978-1-60781-610-2 $29.95


Imagining the Atacama Desert




To the Corner of the Province

The 1780 Ugarte-Rocha Sonoran Reconnaissance and Implications for Environmental and Cultural Change Deni J. Seymour and Oscar Rodriguez

Documents from 1780 provide fresh perspectives on environmental and cultural change in the borderland region of Arizona and Sonora



n April 1780, Military Governor Ugarte and Chief Engineer Rocha were sent on a reconnaissance mission through the northwestern frontier of New Spain, land that today is northern Sonora and southeastern Arizona. Seeking information on the advisability of placing a presidio at the junction of the San Pedro and Gila rivers, Ugarte and Rocha described the landscape in unprecedented detail. Their accounts provide valuable baseline information on environment and culture that allows for analysis of changes at a critical moment in borderland history. To the Corner of the Province provides the translations of orders, summary reports, journal, and map, and also commentary informed by a variety of sources. Seymour and Rodriguez elucidate the significance of these documents, expounding on the content and providing a glimpse into the harsh realities and intrinsic beauty of the region. Seymour’s more than thirty years’ experience working in this part of the Southwest adds depth and perspective to the narrative. Deni Seymour is a full-time research archaeologist affiliated with two academic institutions and the Jornada Research Institute. As an independent scholar she is a leading regional specialist deeply familiar with material culture, landscape, settlement patterning, and the documentary record, and is the author of numerous books.

Fierce and Indomitable The Protohistoric Non-Pueblo World in the American Southwest

Edited by Deni J. Seymour eBook 978-1-60781-522-8 Hardcover 978-1-60781-521-1 $70.00s

A Fateful Day in 1698 The Remarkable Sobaipuri-O’odham Victory over the Apaches and Their Allies

Deni J. Seymour eBook 978-1-60781-287-6 Hardcover 978-1-60781-286-9 $50.00s

Oscar Rodriguez grew up on the Texas-Mexico border and is fluent in both Spanish and English. He has worked as an independent consultant for the World Bank and the United Nations on projects throughout Latin America and also serves as tribal historian for the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas.

“Seymour is without peer in her ability to weave archaeological, cartographic, documentary, and ethnographic evidence into this story. This is an important work of scholarship that will elevate our understanding of the Southwest Borderlands of Arizona and Sonora. Her detailed and precise supporting evidence, whether cartographic or archaeological, will make this book the latest word, if probably not the final word, in our discussions of the region in the late eighteenth century.” —James F. Brooks, professor of history and anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara

July 2018  288 pp., 7 x 10   60 illustrations, 51 maps  eBook 978-1-60781-621-8  Hardcover 978-1-60781-620-1 $40.00s


Winner of the Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize

Population, Environment, and the Origins of Agriculture in Eastern North America D. Shane Miller

Novel data analysis provides new insights into plant domestication in eastern North America



Evolutionary Ecology and Archaeology Applications to Problems in Human Evolution and Prehistory

Edited by Jack M Broughton, Michael D. Cannon, and James F. O’Connell Paper 978-0-87480-935-0 $50.00s

Late Holocene Research on Foragers and Farmers in the Desert West Edited by Barbara J. Roth and Maxine E. McBrinn Hardcover 978-1-60781-446-7 $50.00s

astern North America is one of only a handful of places in the world where people first learned how to domesticate plants. In this book, anthropologist Shane Miller uses two common although unconventional sources of archaeological data—stone tools and the distribution of archaeological sites—to trace subsistence decisions from the initial colonization of the American Southeast at the end of the last Ice Age to the appearance of indigenous domesticated plants roughly 5,000 years ago. Miller argues that the origins of plant domestication lie within the context of a boom/bust cycle that culminated in the mid-Holocene, when hunter-gatherers were able to intensively exploit shellfish, deer, oak, and hickory. After this resource “boom” ended, some groups shifted to other plants in place of oak and hickory, including the suite of plants that were later domesticated. Accompanying these subsistence trends is evidence for increasing population pressure and declining returns from hunting. Miller contends, however, that the appearance of domesticated plants in eastern North America, rather than simply being an example of necessity as the mother of invention, is the result of individuals adjusting to periods of both abundance and shortfall driven by climate change.

D. Shane Miller is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures at Mississippi State University.

“Miller’s methods are novel and make creative use of the archaeological data available. The overall theoretical framework has high potential for generality, meaning that the analysis is surely to be emulated and seen as a key contribution to the broader field of prehistory.” —Bruce Winterhalder, professor emeritus, Department of Anthropology & Graduate Group in Ecology, University of California, Davis

April 2018  192 pp., 6 x 9   44 illustrations, 6 maps  eBook 978-1-60781-617-1  Hardcover 978-1-60781-616-4 $55.00s


From Colonization to Domestication





Petroglyphs, Pictographs, and Projections Native American Rock Art in the Contemporary Cultural Landscape Richard A. Rogers

Examines the interpretation and use of indigenous rock art by non-Natives to explain contemporary cultural dynamics



ecent decades have seen an upsurge in interest in indigenous rock art sites. Focusing on the southwestern U.S., this book critically examines the contemporary implications of the interpretation, appropriation, commodification, and management of indigenous rock art. Neither archaeological interpretations nor commercial reproductions of rock art operate in a cultural vacuum, but are deeply embedded in existing narratives about Native Americans. For those interested in rock art as a window into indigenous cultures of the past, our contemporary projections are of great concern. Applying the tools of critical/ cultural studies, Rogers explores the implications of such projections for rock art studies, contemporary gender dynamics, and the neocolonial relationship between Euro-Americans and Native Americans.

Richard Rogers has explored the rock art and archaeology of the Colorado Plateau and Great Basin for more than 25 years. His research has appeared in American Indian Rock Art, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and Environmental Communication, among others.

Religion on the Rocks Hohokam Rock Art, Ritual Practice, and Social Transformation

Aaron M. Wright eBook 978-1-60781-365-1 Hardcover 978-1-60781-364-4 $65.00

Talking Stone Rock Art of the Cosos

Paul Goldsmith eBook 978-1-60781-558-7 Paper 978-1-60781-557-0 $19.95

“This is a significant work. Approaching rock art from a critical/ cultural studies perspective while focusing on contemporary uses and understandings positions the book in a unique space—a space that will garner attention from archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, among others, and challenge scholars to think differently about the images and sites that form the focus of their research.” —Liam M. Brady, author of Pictures, Patterns, and Objects: Rock-Art from the Torres Strait Islands, NE Australia

“Archaeologists and historic preservation specialists certainly need to read this. Rock art enthusiasts need to read this. Park rangers need to read this. And others should read it—the unsettling messages and useful critical methods are broadly important and the focus on rock art delivers an appealing, fun, and attractive way to ‘get it.’ There are no other books that do what this one does.” —Kelley Hays-Gilpin, professor, Northern Arizona University and Edward Bridge Danson Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona

May 2018  384 pp., 6 x 9   38 illustrations, 2 maps  eBook 978-1-60781-619-5  Paper 978-1-60781-618-8 $34.95


Ethnobiology of Burning for a Changing World Edited by Cynthia T. Fowler and James R. Welch

Examines traditional and Indigenous fire practices, showing how they are relevant to land policy and management today



Ana Carolina Sena Barradas Ramona J. Butz Ludivine Eloy Cynthia T. Fowler Lisa Gollin Trevor King Joyce K. LeCompte Silvia Laine Borges Lúcio Jeremy Russell-Smith Isabel B. Schmidt Angela May Steward Clay Truaernicht James R. Welch

ire is a daunting human ecological challenge and a major subject in science and policy debates about global trends in land conversion, climate change, and human health. Persistent environmental orthodoxies reduce complex burning traditions to overly simplistic representations of environmental destruction and degradation while reinforcing existing social inequities involving smallholders. Fire Otherwise advocates for a more inclusive and pluralistic view of fire ecology, a shift from the paradigmatic globalized version of fire science and management towards research and management that embraces anthropogenic fire regimes and broader understandings of the ways humans interact with fire. The authors present new evaluations of human interactions with fires in contexts of changing environmental conditions. Through deep description and analysis of knowledge and practices enacted by local communities who ignite, manage, and extinguish fires, this collection of case studies supports proactive local and regional efforts to adapt amidst continually changing social and ecological circumstances. Cynthia T. Fowler is an anthropologist, ethnobiologist, and fire ecologist who teaches at Wofford College in South Carolina. She currently serves as president of the Society of Ethnobiology. James R. Welch is an anthropologist and researcher at the National School of Public Health in Rio de Janeiro and a research fellow with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development in Brazil.

“This book is very important. It’s the first edited volume on fire ethnography and it is a good balance of thorough overview and specific in-depth studies. There is very little out there that is comparable.” —Eugene N. Anderson, professor emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside

“Provides work previously unavailable on a timely subject in an interesting manner. The book will be of interest to those specializing in fire management, people interested in how various groups manage fire, climate-change specialists, and readers with geographical/ enthnographical interests.” —Carol J. Pierce Colfer, senior associate at the Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia

May 2018  240 pp., 7 x 10   31 illustrations  eBook 978-1-60781-615-7  Paper 978-1-60781-614-0 $45.00s


Fire Otherwise




Pottery Ethnoarchaeology in the Michoacán Sierra Michael J. Shott Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry Series James Skibo, Series Editor

Examines factors that determine the use life of pottery toward a better understanding of how pottery assemblages form



lthough most ceramic studies describe vessel production and use, the causes and rates of pottery discard are often neglected in archaeological studies. Michael Shott presents analytical methods for determining pottery use life and demonstrates why use life should not be overlooked. Over a five-year period Shott inventoried the household pottery of about twenty-five homes in five towns in Michoacán, Mexico, recording age and types of use. He also looked at a subsample on a monthly basis over two years to estimate the magnitude of early vessel failure that would go unnoticed in an annual census. His analysis of about 900 vessels clearly shows that context does not explain use life, but vessel size does. Bigger pots last longer. Consulting other ethnoarchaeological sources for comparison and cross-cultural perspectives, Shott shows that his results can be applied to other archaeological datasets for determining numbers of original whole vessels as well as site occupation span.

Michael J. Shott is professor of anthropology at the University of Akron. He has published three monographs and several edited volumes.

Works in Stone Contemporary Perspectives on Lithic Analysis

Michael J. Shott eBook 978-1-60781-383-5 Hardcover 978-1-60781-382-8 $65.00

Integrative Approaches in Ceramic Petrography Edited by Mary F. Ownby, Isabelle C. Druc, and Maria A. Masucci eBook 978-1-60781-507-5 Hardcover 978-1-60781-506-8 $70.00s

“I found this to be an exceptionally clearly formulated and presented study and was highly impressed with the author’s rigor in carrying it out. As he points out, this is hard and inglorious work that needs to be done if we are to understand the archaeological record.” —J. Theodore Peña, professor of Roman archaeology, University of California, Berkeley, and director, Pompeii Artifact Life History Project, Pompeii, Italy

“Michael J. Shott is an eminent authority on cultural formation processes. This data-rich ethnoarchaeological study of Michoacán domestic ceramics sheds new light on quantitative transformations, from systemic context to archaeological context. Shott’s empirically grounded and well-qualified generalizations provide archaeologists who study ceramic assemblages worldwide with essential analytical tools. This spectacular book, Shott’s labor of love, is truly a magnum opus.” —Michael Brian Schiffer, author of Archaeology’s Footprints in the Modern World

June 2018  336 pp., 7 x 10   67 illustrations, 2 maps  eBook 978-1-60781-623-2  Paper 978-1-60781-622-5 $45.00s


Victoria R. Bricker

A diachronic study of a Maya language that spans nearly 500 years



ictoria Bricker’s painstaking work is based on almost one thousand provenanced notarial documents and letters written by native speakers of Yucatec Maya from colonial times to the modern day. Because the documents are dated and also specify the town where they were written, Bricker was able to determine when and where grammatical changes first appeared in the language and the trajectory of their movement across the Yucatan peninsula. This exemplary grammar of Yucatec Maya includes examples and careful explanations of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of the language. Bricker’s research is distinguished in its treatment of seemingly aberrant spellings of Maya words as clues to the way they were actually pronounced at different times in the past. Her chapters include topics seldom covered, such as deictic particles, affects, and reduplication. Of special interest is a poetic form of reduplication composed of couplets (or triplets) found in documents from each of the centuries, indicating the continuity of this genre from the Colonial to the Modern version of this language.

Victoria R. Bricker is professor emerita of anthropology at Tulane University, Courtesy Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, and research associate at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida.

A Dictionary of Ch’orti’ Mayan-SpanishEnglish Kerry Hull eBook 978-1-60781-490-0 Hardcover 978-1-60781-489-4 $80.00s

A Dictionary of the Maya Language As Spoken in Hocabá Yucatan Victoria Bricker Paper 978-0-87480-569-7 $65.00s

“Bricker’s work constitutes a milestone not only for the historical study of the indigenous languages of the Americas, but also for the historical study of languages in general, and will no doubt serve as a major case study in such an endeavor for years to come.” —David Mora Marín, associate professor in linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“This book will become a go-to source for anyone working in Mayan epigraphy, colonial ethnohistory, or the modern language. There is nothing like it in the literature. Even though many scholars have studied either the modern or the colonial language and a couple have studied both, Bricker shows that by playing the two stages of language against one another, we learn important new information about both, shedding light on facts at every level of grammar.” —William F. Hanks, professor of anthropology, Berkeley Distinguished Chair in Linguistic Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

July 2018  570 pp., 8 1/2 x 11   4 Illustrations, 1 map  eBook 978-1-60781-625-6  Hardcover 978-1-60781-624-9 $95.00s


A Historical Grammar of the Maya Language of Yucatan, 1557–2000

Water, Community, and the Culture of Owning




Eric Freyfogle

2017 Wallace Stegner Lecture



Managing Climate Risks in Resilient Cities Lawrence Susskind Paper 978-1-60781-563-1 $7.95

Past and Future Yellowstones Finding our Way in Wonderland

Paul Schullery Paper 978-1-60781-430-6 $7.95

n this timely work, Eric Freyfogle probes the longsimmering struggles in the American West to address water-related problems. The big challenge is to resolve water shortages and meet high-valued water needs while also improving river ecosystems. These water conflicts, he suggests, have less to do with our contentious political differences than they do with longstanding core elements of American culture—inherited, shared ways of understanding our place in nature that no longer make good sense. Particularly troublesome are the ways we fragment it, valuing its parts as discrete commodities. Also at play is our cultural inability to think clearly about how best to draw the line between the legitimate use of nature and the abuse of it.  Building on these cultural critiques, Freyfogle takes up the issue of private property rights, highlighting the longstanding flexibility of this key American institution as well as the moral imperative to ensure that property rights aren’t used in ways that harm communities. Outdated understandings about private property, he concludes, have further confused the issue and made sensible solutions to water problems even harder to imagine. Water-policy reform won’t happen, Freyfogle argues, until we reconsider how we understand nature and take charge of the institution of ownership, recasting it so as to increase the benefits it generates for everyone. If we can do that, solutions to water troubles could prove easier than we expect. The work concludes with an original, sweeping policy proposal to resolve the West’s water shortages and meet environmental needs in ways fair to all. This lecture was presented on March 22, 2017, at the 22nd annual symposium sponsored by the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. Eric Freyfogle is Swanlund Chair and Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His many books include On Private Property; The Land We Share; A Good That Transcends: Why U.S. Culture Undermines Environmental Reform; and, most recently, Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature.

March 2018  32 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 1/2  Paper 978-1-60781-632-4   $7.95


What Happened and Why

Edited by M. Hakan Yavuz and Bayram Balcı

The first scholarly collection of essays on the Gülen Movement and its purported involvement with the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey



The Turk in America The Creation of an Enduring Prejudice

Justin McCarthy Paper 978-1-60781-013-1 $39.95

The Emergence of a New Turkey Islam, Democracy, and the AK Parti

Edited by M. Hakan Yavuz Paper 978-0-87480-863-6 $25.00s

n July 15, 2016, a faction of the Turkish military attempted to overthrow the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Turkish government blamed the unsuccessful coup on Gülenists, adherents of an Islamist movement led by Fethullah Gülen. They had helped elect Erdoğan and his AK Party, with the goal of bringing an ostensibly “soft” version of Islam into the secular Turkish government. Gülenists had steadfastly increased their representation in the military, police, judiciary, and elsewhere. This volume focuses on the historical and sociopolitical contexts of the Gülen Movement’s origins and ascendancy along with its possible role in the failed coup. Yavuz and Balcı are among the first international scholars to have studied the movement, from its nascent stages in Turkey. The contributors include scholars who have researched the movement in Turkey, Central Asia, and the Balkans. The result is a comprehensive, timely assessment of Gülenist activities, the movement’s social and political networks, and the institutions that supported it as it became an international economic and educational force. The contributing scholars assembled to discuss how and why the movement became belligerent toward Erdoğan’s government. They address the effects this major, still continuing disruption in Turkey’s politics will have. M. Hakan Yavuz is professor of political science at the University of Utah. He has published widely on Islam, nationalism, the Kurdish question, and modern Turkish politics. Bayram Balcı is a researcher at the Centre for Research and International Studies (CERI-Sciences Po) in Paris.

“Turkey’s July 15th Coup is the one indispensable book addressing the still mystifying attempted coup of 2016, including clearly identifying the perpetrators and depicting the dramatic causes and effects in an illuminating, balanced, informed, and judicious manner. Turkey these days is so often distorted by polarized scholarship that the objectivity exhibited by the contributors to this volume is especially welcome and valuable, lending authority to their various interpretations.” —Richard A. Falk, author of Power Shift: On the New Global Order.

March 2018  360 pp., 6 x 9   eBook 978-1-60781-607-2  Paper 978-1-60781-606-5  $24.95


Turkey’s July 15th Coup

Winner of the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize




Her Mouth as Souvenir Heather June Gibbons Foreword by Jericho Brown


n a startling voice propelled by desire and desperation on the verge of laughter, these poems leap from the mundane to the sublime, from begging to bravado, from despair to reverie, revealing the power that comes from hanging on by a thread. Poet Heather June Gibbons conjures belief in the absence of faith, loneliness in the digital age, beauty in the face of absurdity—all through the cataract of her sunglasses’ cracked lens. In this debut collection, she shows us a world so turbulent, anxious, and beautiful we know it must be ours. Under pressure, these poems sing.


From “Bobby Reads Chekhov” They say if you’re sad, you haven’t been smiling enough. Want to make better decisions? Eat more cheese. Perception is reality, my horrible boss used to say when I’d try to explain anything she couldn’t see, though maybe she was right. Can we know reality any other way? The painter saw purple in the trees, so he painted them purple. Leaving the gallery, we see purple everywhere. Studies have shown meditation makes brain waves akin to coma. Is that so, you say, fingering your tiny screen. Heather June Gibbons is the author of the chapbook Flyover and her poems have appeared widely in literary journals. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.

Bad Summon Philip Schaefer eBook 978-1-60781-553-2 Paper 978-1-60781-554-9 $14.95

“Not since Josh Bell’s No Planets Strike have I encountered an emerging poet’s book that took the top of my head off with as sure a slice as Heather June Gibbon’s Her Mouth As Souvenir. Her language is wicked, syncopated, and full of canny stings, with a quality of idiosyncratic consciousness that’s utterly contemporary. This is a singular collection, serving notice that Gibbons is a force with whom poetry readers will be thrilled to reckon.” —Erin Belieu, author of Slant Six and Black Box

lore Davis McCombs eBook 978-1-60781-482-5 Paper 978-1-60781-481-8 $14.95

“Her Mouth as Souvenir is a trove of syntax, winding and spiraling, ululating and levitating above the page. Gibbons has an enrapturing sense of word-music, but beyond the sculptural qualities of her language her poems are very much of—and for—our particularly fraught time in the world.” —Joseph Massey, author of What Follows

June 2018  77 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 1/2  eBook 978-1-60781-631-7  Paper 978-1-60781-630-0 $14.95


The Glacier Park Reader

An American (Homeless) in Paris

Kristen Rogers-Iversen

Edited by David Stanley

Chris Ames

Copublished with Utah State Historical Society

Copublished with Glacier National Park Conservancy

Junipers have influenced ecosystems, cultures, mythologies, economics, politics, and environmental controversies. In terms of its effects on human lives the juniper may be the most significant tree in the interior West. Interwoven explores the interconnecting aspects of junipers. Ghost beads, biotic communities, gin, tree masticators, Puebloan diapers, charcoal, folklore, historic explorers, spiral grain, tree life cycles, spirituality, packrat middens, climate changes, wildfire, ranching, wilderness, and land management policies are among the many different threads the book follows. At once a scientific, experiential, historical, and metaphorical walk among junipers and their interrelationships, Interwoven may change readers’ experiences with these trees and the natural world. 

The only anthology of key writings about Glacier National Park, this comprehensive collection ranges from Native American myths to early exploration narratives to contemporary journeys, from investigations of the park’s geology and biology to hair-raising encounters with wild animals, fires, and mountain peaks. Soon after the park was established in 1910, visitors began to arrive, often with pen in hand. Readers will encounter colorful characters who lived in and around the park in its early days. Blackfeet and Kalispel myths, politically charged descriptions by early explorers such as John Muir and George Bird Grinnell, and full-color reproductions of illustrated letters of cowboy artist and Glacier resident Charles M. Russell are also included.

Before a post-divorce road trip Chris Ames had been ensconced in French domesticity, with a wife, two children, and a regular job. Returning to Paris after that trip, he became an American vagabond and seeker who, lacking sufficient means and motivation to pay the rent and invest again in permanence, opted for homelessness. He soon found an unexpected place to pitch his tent—an abandoned golf course. Ames recounts a full year spent living there, with little baggage, through snow and heat, while commuting to his job as an English teacher in the city. Developing his urban-survivor skills, he rekindles relationships, starts others, offers glimpses of Parisian society—homeless and not—and ruminates on direction and the lack thereof.

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Junipers and the Web of Being

244 pp., 5.5 x 8.5 eBook 978-1-60781-598-3 Paper 978-1-60781-597-6 $24.95





Stories Find You, Places Know Yup’ik Narratives of a Sentient World


Holly Cusack-McVeigh Grounded in existing understandings of Yup’ik cosmology and worldview, this work is the first to look at how a Yup’ik community uses stories of place in social life. On the Bering coast of southwest Alaska, Cusack-McVeigh accompanied storytellers during their daily activities. Hearing many narratives repeatedly over a span of years, she came to understand how stories reflected interactions of people and places. For the Yup’ik people, places are also social actors that react to human actions and emotions. Stories variously reveal ideas about human associations and relationships between humans and nonhuman beings. Pointing to a systematic correlation between places and narrative elements that has not been previously explored, this volume makes a unique contribution to the literature on place. 336 pp., 6 x 9 eBook 978-1-60781-583-9 Paper 978-1-60781-582-2 $24.95

Religion, Conflict, and Peacemaking

An Interdisciplinary Conversation Edited by Muriel Schmid Thoughtful examination of the modern relationship between religion and violence has become increasingly urgent in the twenty-first century. Conversations focused on the ways religion can mediate conflict and help build peace are particularly necessary. This volume offers diverse approaches to the subject, gathering essays from prominent scholars studying the role of religion in peacemaking. Many of the essays offer creative suggestions for building peace, employing examples and viewpoints drawn from disparate faith traditions, academic disciplines, and cultural backgrounds. Throughout, the intention is to foster respectful debate and dialogue by exploring the complex dynamics that interconnect religion, violence, and peace. 192 pp., 5.5 x 8.5 eBook 978-1-60781-587-7 Paper 978-1-60781-586-0 $25.00s

New Children of Israel

Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization Nathan P. Devir In the last century the tragic events of the Holocaust and the subsequent founding of the state of Israel brought about tremendous changes for Jewish communities all over the world. This book explores what may be the next watershed moment for the Jews: the inclusion of millions of people from developing nations who self-define as Jewish but who have no historical ties with established centers of Jewish life. These emerging groups are expanding notions of what it means to be Jewish. This comparative ethnographic study, the first of its kind, presents in-depth analyses of the backgrounds, motivations, and sociohistorical contexts of emerging Jewish communities in Cameroon, Ghana, India, and other postcolonial locales. 336 pp., 6 x 9 eBook 978-1-60781-585-3 Paper 978-1-60781-584-6 $29.95


The Sovietization of Azerbaijan The South Caucasus in the Triangle of Russia, Turkey, and Iran, 1920–1922

World War I and the fall of tsarist Russia brought brief independence to Azerbaijan, but by 1920 the Bolsheviks had pushed south with the twofold purpose of accessing the oil-rich fields near Baku on the Caspian Sea and spreading communism into the Caucasus. Azerbaijan, the richest and earliest significant source of oil in the world, was the first republic in the South Caucasus occupied by the Red Army, which then advanced into neighboring Armenia and Georgia. Pulling from confidential, newly accessed archives, Hasanli describes Soviet Russia’s aggressive policy toward the three South Caucasian nations, which led to their absorption into the USSR by the end of 1922. 384 pp., 7 x 10 eBook 978-1-60781-594-5 Hardcover 978-1-60781-593-8 $50.00s

The Enigmatic Paleoindian Artifact Style of the Great Plains Vance T. Holliday, Eileen Johnson, and Ruthann Knudson The Plainview Paleoindian artifact style was first recognized in 1947, after numerous projectile points were found during excavations of a bison kill site near Plainview, Texas. In the decades that followed, however, Plainview became something of a catch-all category with artifacts from across the continent being lumped together based merely on gross similarities. This volume unravels the meaning of Plainview, detailing what is known about this particular technology and time period. Contributing authors from the United States and Mexico present new data gleaned from the reinvestigation of past excavations, notes, maps, and materials from the original Plainview site as well as reports from other Plainview Paleoindian sites across the Great Plains, northern Mexico, and the southwestern U. S. 384 pp., 7 x 10 eBook 978-1-60781-575-4 Hardcover 978-1-60781-574-7 $70.00s

Not So Far from Paquimé Essays on the Archaeology of Chihuahua, Mexico Jane Holden Kelley David A. Phillips Jr.


Jamil Hasanli


Archaeologists are slowly peeling back the mysteries surrounding the Casas Grandes culture of Mexico, although most of that work has focused on the principal site of Paquimé and its immediate vicinity. In this volume, Jane Kelley and her colleagues probe the southern edge of the Casas Grandes culture area—an area little explored by archaeologists until now. The book provides the first solid foundation for research on prehistoric westcentral Chihuahua. The studies presented here confer a more nuanced understanding of the tremendous diversity within one of the region’s great prehistoric cultures, an area that extends unbroken from deep in Mexico north to central Utah. 288 pp., 7 x 10 eBook 978-1-60781-573-0 Hardcover 978-1-60781-572-3 $65.00s



The Spiral Jetty Encyclo

Making Lamanites

Exploring Robert Smithson's Earthwork through Time and Place

Mormons, Native Americans, and the Indian Student Placement Program, 1947–2000

Hikmet Sidney Loe

Matthew Garrett


Copublished with the Tanner Trust Fund

Robert Smithson’s earthwork, Spiral Jetty (1970), an icon of the Land Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s, spirals counterclockwise into Utah’s Great Salt Lake. The Spiral Jetty Encyclo draws on Smithson’s writings for encyclopedic entries that bring to light the context of the earthwork and Smithson’s many points of reference in creating it. Containing some 220 images, most of them in color, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo lets readers explore the construction, connections, and significance of Smithson’s 1,500-foot-long curl into Great Salt Lake, created, in Smithson’s words, of “mud, salt crystals, rock, water.” 384 pp., 9 x 10 220 illustrations eBook 978-1-60781-542-6 Paper 978-1-60781-541-9 $34.95

From 1947 to 2000, some 50,000 Native American children left the reservations to live with Mormon foster families. The Indian Student Placement Program emerged in the mid-twentieth century, championed by LDS Apostle Spencer W. Kimball, aligned with the then national preference to terminate tribal entities and assimilate indigenous people. But as the paradigm shifted to self-determination, critics labeled the program as crudely assimilationist while Red Power activists organized protests in Salt Lake City, denouncing LDS colonization. Making Lamanites traces the student experience within contested cultural and institutional landscapes to reveal how and why many of these Native youth adopted a new notion of Indianness. 384 pp., 6 x 9 eBook 978-1-60781-495-5 Hardcover 978-1-60781-494-8 $44.00s Paper 978-1-60781-569-3 $29.95

Talking Stone Rock Art of the Cosos Paul Goldsmith Hidden away in the canyons of a highly restricted military base on the edge of the Mojave Desert is one of the largest concentration of rock art in North America, possibly in the world. Images of animals, shamans, and puzzling abstract forms were pecked and painted on stone over thousands of years by a now long-gone culture. Cinematographer Paul Goldsmith takes the reader on a visual journey through this limited access area with more than 160 stunning color photographs. This book gives the reader a personal and visceral experience of this enigmatic art. 112 pp., 10 x 10 160 color photographs eBook 978-1-60781-558-7 Paper 978-1-60781-557-0 $19.95


Lost in the Yellowstone

Third Edition

“Thirty-seven Days of Peril” and a Handwritten Account of Being Lost New Edition

John Veranth 978-1-60781-326-2 (E) 978-1-60781-325-5 Paper $16.95

Truman Everts Edited by Lee H. Whittlesey

Rediscovering National Parks in the Spirit of John Muir Michael Frome

Opening Zion A Scrapbook of the National Park’s First Official Tourists

John Clark and Melissa Clark

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Bridging the Distance

Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night

Purple Hummingbird


Hiking the Wasatch

A Biography of Elizabeth Warder Crozer Campbell

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978-0-58513-464-0 (E) 978-1-60781-429-0 Paper $14.95

Life among the Red Rocks

Desert Water The Future of Utah’s Water Resources

Theodore G. Manno

Edited by Hal Crimmel

Photography by Elaine Miller Bond

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Foreword by John L. Hoogland

Edited by David B. Danbom Foreword by David Kennedy 978-1-60781-456-6 (E) 978-1-60781-455-9 Paper $30.00s

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Last Chance Byway

Nine Mile Canyon

The History of Nine Mile Canyon

The Archaeological History of an American Treasure

Jerry D. Spangler and Donna Kemp Spangler

Jerry D. Spangler

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Common Issues of the Rural West

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The Twenty-first Century’s Energy Transition

Gregory Meehan 978-1-60781-540-2 (E) 978-1-60781-539-6 Paper $24.95

Saving Wyoming’s Hoback The Grassroots Movement that Stopped Natural Gas Development

Florence Rose Shepard and Susan Marsh 978-1-60781-513-6 (E) 978-1-60781-512-9 Paper $29.95

Tracks in Deep Time

Dinosaurs of Utah

We Aspired

Second Edition

The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

Frank DeCourten

The Last Innocent Americans

Jerald D. Harris and Andrew R. C. Milner 978-1-60781-438-2 (E) 978-1-60781-437-5 Paper $10.95

Paintings by Carel Brest van Kempen 978-1-60781-265-4 (E) 978-1-60781-264-7 Paper $34.95

Pete Sinclair 978-1-60781-566-2 (E) 978-1-60781-565-5 Paper $19.95


The Utah Prairie Dog

Emmeline B. Wells

A Faded Legacy

The Women

A Frontier Life

Jumping the Abyss

An Intimate History

Amy Brown Lyman and Mormon Women’s Activism, 1872-1959

A Family Story

Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary

Marriner S. Eccles and the New Deal, 1933–1940

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Todd M. Compton

Mark Wayne Nelson

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Alma Richards, Olympian

Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century

Women and Mormonism

Edited by Patrick Q. Mason

Edited by Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman

Carol Cornwall Madsen 978-1-60781-524-2 (E) 978-1-60781-523-5 Hardcover $49.95




Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History Gregory A. Prince

Dave Hall 978-1-60781-453-5 Hardcover $34.95

David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

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Gregory A. Prince and Wm. Robert Wright

Danish But Not Lutheran

Latter-day Lore

The Impact of Mormonism on Danish Cultural Identity, 1850–1920

Julie K. Allen 978-1-60781-546-4 (E) 978-1-60781-545-7 Hardcover $36.00

Kerry William Bate

Larry R. Gerlach 978-1-60781-492-4 (E) 978-1-60781-491-7 Hardcover $34.95

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Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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The Mapmakers of New Zion

A Modest Homestead

Utah and the Great War

Edited and with Introductions by Eric A. Eliason and Tom Mould

A Cartographic History of Mormonism

Life in Small Adobe Homes in Salt Lake City, 1850–1897

The Beehive State and the World War I Experience

Richard Francaviglia

Laurie J. Bryant

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Edited by Allan Kent Powell

Mormon Folklore Studies

978-1-60781-511-2 (E) 978-1-60781-510-5 Paper $24.95


Shellfish for the Celestial Empire

Tradition, Science, and Historical Ecology of Fisheries in the American West

The Rise and Fall of Commercial Abalone Fishing in California

Edited by Pei-Lin Yu

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Wickiups, Trade Goods, and the Final Years of the Autonomous Ute

Curtis Martin 978-1-60781-468-9 (E) 978-1-60781-467-2 Paper $45.00s

Engineering Mountain Landscapes An Anthropology of Social Investment

Edited by Laura L. Scheiber and María Nieves Zedeño 978-1-60781-434-4 (E) 978-1-60781-433-7 Paper $45.00s

Fierce and Indomitable The Protohistoric NonPueblo World in the American Southwest

Edited by Deni J. Seymour 978-1-60781-522-8 (E) 978-1-60781-521-1 Hardcover $70.00s

Religion on the Rocks Hohokam Rock Art, Ritual Practice, and Social Transformation

Aaron M. Wright 978-1-60781-365-1 (E) 978-1-60781-364-4 Hardcover $65.00s

Prehistoric Games of North American Indians

Michael Brian Schiffer

Subarctic to Mesoamerica

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Recognizing People in the Prehistoric Southwest Jill Neitzel 978-1-60781-530-3 (E) 978-1-60781-529-7 Paper $29.95

Edited by Barbara Voorhies 978-1-60781-560-0 (E) 978-1-60781-5594 Hardcover $65.00s

Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology A Photographic Atlas

Jack M. Broughton and Shawn D. Miller 978-1-60781-486-3 (E) 978-1-60781-485-6 Paper $40.00s

The Last House at Bridge River The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Household in British Columbia during the Fur Trade Period

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Archaeology and Identity on the Pacific Coast and Southern Highlands of Mesoamerica

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Supplying Custer

Traces of Fremont

The Powder River Supply Depot, 1876

Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah

Gerald R. Clark

Steven R. Simms

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Ephemeral Bounty

Todd J. Braje

Archaeology’s Footprints in the Modern World


Rivers, Fish, and the People

Isabel T. Kelly’s Southern Paiute Ethnographic Field Notes, 1932–1934 Compiled and edited by Catherine S. Fowler and Darla Garey-Sage 978-1-60781-503-7 (E) 978-1-60781-502-0 Paper $50.00s

What That Pig Said to Jesus

Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp

Ordinary Trauma

On the Uneasy Permanence of Immigrant Life

A Nisei Youth behind a World War II Fence

Jennifer Sinor

Philip Garrison

Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey

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A Memoir 978-1-60781-538-9(E) 978-1-60781-537-2 Paper $19.95

Hope, Heart, and the Humanities

Learned Women Reflect on Profession, Community, and Purpose

How a Free College Course is Changing Lives

Edited by Luisa Del Guidice 978-1-60781-536-5(E) 978-1-60781-535-8 Paper $29.95

Putting the Supernatural in Its Place

Decoding Andean Mythology

Cass Hite

Folklore, the Hypermodern, and the Ethereal

Margarita Marín-Dale

James Knipmeyer

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Edited by Jeannie Banks Thomas

On Second Thought

The Life of an Old Prospector

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War and Nationalism

The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 and the Treaty of Berlin

The Balkan Wars, 1912–1913, and Their Sociopolitical Implications

M. Hakan Yavuz Peter Sluglett

M. Hakan Yavuz Isa Blumi

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War and Collapse

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The Electric Edge of Academe

When the White House Calls

The Saga of Lucien L. Nunn and Deep Springs College

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War and Diplomacy

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World War I and the Ottoman State

An Intellectual History of Turkish Nationalism

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M. Hakan Yavuz Feroz Ahmad

Between Turkish Ethnicity and Islamic Identity

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Armenians, Greeks, Albanians, Jews, and Arabs, 1908–1918

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